Spanish Climber Dies on K2

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A Spanish climber has sadly died whilst climbing the Himalayan Mountain K2, commonly known as the ‘Savage Mountain’ due to its extreme difficulty.

 

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Barcelona climber Miguel Angel Perez Alvarez, 46-years-old was found dead in his tent on the K2 Wednesday morning having reached the summit of the challenging Savage Mountain.

 

Fellow climbers report that they saw Mr Perez Alvarez on Tuesday evening a short way below the summit at 8,200 metres and was described as arriving in camp ‘apparently in good condition.’


 

The K2 is one of the hardest peaks in the Himalayas to ascend with a reputation of one in four climbers attempting to climb to the very peak die whilst trying.


 

Mr Perez Alvarez previously attempted to accomplish the Savage Mountain on July 26, but turned back 300 metres from the top due to extreme cold weather conditions.




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